UPDATE: Dead 17-y-o girl's boyfriend now listed as wanted

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The boyfriend of 17-year-old Devenese Nelson, who was named as a person of interest in her death, has now been listed as wanted by the police.

Alejandro Joaquin Eric Murdock, 17, from Kings Heights, Water Street, Kingston 14, who shares a two-month-old baby with Nelson, now has a warrant out for his arrest. Nelson was found dead at Murdock’s residence on Sunday night.

Head of the Kingston Western Division, Senior Superintendent Michael Phipps, said police have also listed a new person of interest in connection with the killing. He is Shaquille Stanbury o/c ‘Shawn’ or ‘Country, from Bottom Pen in Glendevon, St James.

The police are asking both men to report to Denham Town Police or the nearest police station immediately.

SSP Phipps said anyone with information on the men and/or their whereabouts, can contact him at 876-285-1964, or the nearest police station.

Yesterday, Tevin Cross, Murdock’s uncle, who was listed as a person of interest, turned himself over to the Denham Town police. He was scheduled to be interviewed by detectives.

Nelson o/c Pinky, was a student from North Street, Kingston. Her baby had been admitted to hospital prior to her death, it is understood.

The police said about 11:30 pm on Sunday, residents reported hearing explosions and summoned members of the security forces. Upon arrival of the police, a joint search of the area was conducted with the military during which they were alerted to Apt 147, Block 4, Kings Heights, Water Street.

The joint team upon entering the premises saw the door to the apartment ajar and made entry inside.

Upon entering Nelson’s body was seen on its side, partially nude in a pool of blood. The body had what appeared to be gunshot wounds to the left side of the face, the police said.

Nelson was taken to the Kingston Public Hospital where she was confirmed dead.

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